All of this stuff is pretty country/granny, you know, normal dollhouse stuff. I'm glad I saved it, because this stuff would most likely cost a couple of hundred bucks to replace. Can I use all of it? Nope. Can I turn most of it into cool, chic, modern stuff? Probably. The way I picture things is rarely how the final result looks. And usually for the worse. We'll see how it all comes out.
I've made a couple of things from scratch, and so far I'm in love with them.
First there's the wire hangers:
Then the chandelier:
Just gotta wire it to light up, and make coordinating pendant fixtures.
Then there's the old stuff I need to inject some life into. I've got a guy cutting me some real granite countertops (pretty much made of labradorite, makes my heart skip a beat) to go on this kitchen island. It originally was all white, all wood, with some brass hardware on the doors:
I'm going to keep the range where it is in the island and turn the standalone stove into a dishwasher. I took off all of the hardware. Probably going to reuse it because it's not entirely offensive. And it's not easy to find attractive miniature drawer pulls. I also removed the doors for neatness' sake so it doesn't look like I finger-painted the thing. I think a coat of glossy black makes almost any furniture look better instantly. This island will (hopefully) be a showpiece. I've got a bitchin' copper range hood in the works and it's going to look ridiculous with the matching pot rack. And some cool pendants.
The fridge is a pretty sorry fridge.
No offense to China or anything. But only one door for fridge AND freezer, three wood shelves and that tiny handle? Lame. It's got good bones though, and I'm going to use 'em. I want this thing to be a replica of my fridge...